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Waiting for Maastricht, we are pleased to present you with the March 2023 newsletter from the European Society of Biomechanics.
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Additional information for ESB 2023;
- Scientific Communications;
- Students section;
- National chapters;
- Diversity, Inclusivity and Membership News
- Corporate news;
- Meeting endorsed by ESB.
PS: if you haven’t done it yet, please fill the ESB survey, you can find the link also in the newsletter.
PS2: Don’t forget to pay your 2023 membership dues if you haven’t done it already!
Only members in good standing will be able to register for the annual ESB congress at the reduced member’s registration fee. Furthermore, only members in good standing are eligible for the ESB awards.
Bernardo Innocenti, Chair of the Publication Committee
We are happy to inform you that a high number of abstracts has been submitted!
We have indeed received 853 abstracts in total and we are currently finalizing the review process.
In the following some practical information:
- Important dates. March 31. Abstract review notification; May 31. Early registration deadline
- Registration / oral presentation. If you have an oral presentation you need to register before the early registration deadline, May 31.
- Hotels. It has come to our attention that a series of concerts (that will take place in the city centre of Maastricht) by a famous Dutch artist has been rescheduled, such that they overlap with ESB 2023 on Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July, 2023. You are therefore advised to book your accommodation as early as possible, since this will have a significant effect on the hotel prices. If you book your accommodation via the link on the ESB2023 website (Book your accommodation in Maastricht! | ESBiomech 2023, Maastricht), and have registered for ESB, you will be offered a reduced price.
Please visit the congress website for more information: https://esbiomech.org/conference/esb2023/
Michele Conti, Chair of the Meetings and External Affairs Committee
Call for contributions to Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology;
Given the corporate membership of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, we will be able to accommodate ESB-endorsed research topics in which ESB members will benefit a 10% reduction on the publication fees. More info: Highlights from the 27th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 2022 – Deadline has been extended to April 20th, 2023
Call for ESB Working Groups and leaders
Given our ambition to install Working Groups as community of ESB members to promote and advance knowledge in a specific area of research within the field of biomechanics, we are calling for proposals for working groups and leaders. Please indicate your interest through the ESB survey or contact the chair of the scientific committee by March 30th, 2023.
Ilse Jonkers, Chair of the Scientific Communications Committee
ESB Education and Student Committee
ESB image competition
In the end of 2022 the ESB ran the very first ESB Scientific Image competition. The judges would like to thank everyone who took part in ESB-SIC22, the entries were all of a high quality, and reflect the range of scientific work being undertaken by our younger members!
We are happy to announce the following winners:
Rémy Gauthier, Université Gustave Eiffel, with the image entitled “Human cortical bone crack propagation”
Graciosa Teixeira, Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Ulm University, with the image entitled “Meniscus ageing”
Gustavo Orozco, Lund University, with the image entitled “Cartilage degeneration after ACL reconstruction”
Curious about these images & the other entries? Check them all out here:
On the 9th of February 2023, Serena Bonaretti (https://sbonaretti.github.io/) conducted a very interesting webinar on “Why and how to do open and reproducible research”.
More information, including the recording, can be found here: https://esbiomech.org/student-section/esb-webinars/
Teaser! Next ESB webinar will be held at the end of April. It will cover ArtiSynth and will be conducted by Dr. Benedikt Sagl.
The recordings of all webinars can be seen by subscribing to the ESB You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ESBiomech
ESB mobility award
The call for the ESB mobility award 2023 for early career researchers is open!
Note that from this year on there are 2 categories:
- starting: a mobility award to start a new collaboration;
- strengthening: a mobility award to strengthen existing collaborations.
More information regarding, requirements, eligibility and selection procedures can be found here:
Deadline: 5 May 2023!
Want to know how the mobility award can be beneficial for your career & personal development? Check out this short video of a previous Mobility award winner: https://youtu.be/rygxgCUbSWM
ESB Social Networks
Don’t forget to check our social networks where we post the latest news and job offers:
- LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4257919)
- Twitter (https://twitter.com/ESBiomech and https://twitter.com/ESBCommunity)
- Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esbiomech/)
Do you know of a repository, software or conference interesting for the ESB community? Let us know!
Contact us (https://esbiomech.org/student-section/ ) if you have any job to be advertised.
Aurélie Carlier, Chair of ESB Education and Student Committee
News from ESB National Chapters
The annual meeting of the ESB Austrian Chapter is going to take place on May 23, 2023 at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg. Abstracts can only be submitted via the online form until April 15, 2023 at the latest. More info here https://esbiomech.org/esb-austrian-chapter-meeting-23-may-salzburg/
The XII Annual Meeting of the Italian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB-ITA) will be held in Turin (Italy) on September 18-19, 2023. Deadline for abstract submission is 24 March. More info here http://www.esb-ita.it/esb-ita23-home/
Michele Conti, Chair of the Meetings and External Affairs Committee
Diversity, Inclusivity and Membership News
In 2020, the ESB launched a new Diversity, Inclusivity and Membership committee. My predecessor Mark Thompson then shared the first Diversity and Equality statistics of the Society. Since then, a range of actions have taken place (including the successful “women in biomechanics” Apéro in Porto’22 run by Aurélie Carlier); and I am happy to report that the diversity numbers show steady improvements (Table 1), clear outcome of the work of the committee in the past 3 years.
Table 1: Ratio (%) man : other (up to 2021 only M/F) by membership category and year
From the Apéro session, possible areas for actions were identified. We are working gradually on this, progressing actions such as:
- A new mentoring scheme. From the ongoing members’ survey, we have identified a large number of mentees looking for mentors. We are in the process of pairing members while looking for more potential mentors. Please complete the survey if you wish to be a mentor (or wish to be mentored)! While we will initially prioritise student and junior members looking formentors, we hope to be able to provide mentorship opportunities to more senior members as well. Look for more news on this scheme soon!
- We offer reduction membership fees to more members, expanding the former “Low Income Countries” reduction to “Lower-Middle Income Countries”; this applies to the country in which the member is working or studying. In Europe, this includes Ukraine but we also welcome members from outside Europe!
- We now offer more choices for you to declare your gender. If you are not a new member and wish to change your gender to something else than simply M/F, please log in to the Member area of the website and update your profile!
- We have clarified the definition of a student, which used to be “registered to an advanced degree” and is now a more specific description of “registered to a postgraduate degree”, whether taught (Master degree) or research (PhD or MRes).
More on Inclusivity actions to follow!
Marlène Mengoni, Chair of ESB Diversity-Inclusion and Membership Committee
BoB-Biomechanics offers free biomechanics teaching software
BoB/Teaching is a biomechanical analysis package which has been specifically designed to teach biomechanics at Undergraduate and Masters levels. BoB/Teaching is available for free on the BoB-Biomechanics.com website.
BoB Biomechanics produce a range of software for biomechanical analysis for use in research and development, ergonomic analysis, EMG analysis and forward dynamics. The BoB/Teaching variant is pre-loaded with many examples which illustrate a broad range of biomechanical principles inlucing “text book” questions, inverse dynamic exercises and motion capture of activities including gait, jogging, running, tennis, basketball, baseball, stair climbing, balancing, cycling, rowing, ballet, manual handling. Output from BoB/Teaching includes joint torques, joint contact forces, muscle forces, energy, power and much more.
BoB/Teaching also comes with a student worksheet which can be edited to suit the style and requirements of the instructor.
To download BoB/Teaching and for information on other BoB products please see:
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The Mimics Innovation Awards
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Last year, Nasim Golafshan presented her work on 3D-printed regenerative hip implants. This year it can be you! The Mimics Innovation Awards are already open — you have until April 30th to enter. Submit your paper >
Meeting Endorsed by ESB
ESB Austrian chapter meeting
- Location: Salzburg (AT);
- Website for info https://esbiomech.org/esb-austrian-chapter-meeting-23-may-salzburg/
- Type: Summer School
7th VPH Summer School – Models interoperability and reuse.
- Location : Barcelona (ES);
- Website: https://eventum.upf.edu/86817/detail/7th-barcelona-vph-summer-school.html
- Type: Summer School
Additive manufacturing in healthcare: from 3d printing to bioprinting
- Location : Lake Como School of Advanced Studies – Lake Como (IT)
- Website: https://3dp.lakecomoschool.org
- Type: Summer School
28th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics
- Location : Maastricht (NL)
- Website: https://esbiomech.org/conference/esb2023/
- Type: International congress
XII Annual Meeting of the Italian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB-ITA)
- Location : Turin (IT)
- Website: http://www.esb-ita.it/esb-ita23-home/
- Type: National congress
ESB Survey – We need you!!!
TELL US YOUR VIEWS! There is still time to complete the Survey of the ESB!
Please follow this LINK, it takes less than 5 minutes and it helps the Council to improve the management of the society!
It is very important for us to get your view on the ESB congress and what support the society can provide to our members!
There are also important questions to understand your interest in chairing/participating to Working Groups and participating in a new Mentoring scheme. So please complete it and ask your team members and colleagues to do the same.
It is a great opportunity to tell us what you think so that we can improve the management of the ESB!
Enrico Dall’Ara, ESB Secretary General